Student Honored with President’s Achievement Award

Denise Hall, Sean Spiering, Devin Spiering

Pictured (left-right) Denise Hall, mother of Sean Spiering; Sean Spiering, WMU-Cooley Law School’s President’s Achievement Award recipient; and Devin Spiering, brother of Sean Spiering.

Sean Spiering, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, a recent WMU-Cooley Law School graduate, was honored with the President’s Achievement Award on Oct. 7. The award recognizes a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated the most significant gain in academic performance. The achievement percentage is calculated by comparing the student’s entering admissions index score and the student’s cumulative grade point average upon graduation.

Spiering graduated from WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus in August. During his time at WMU-Cooley Law School, he was a recipient of two certificates of merit and competed on the Alternative Dispute Resolution team. Spiering earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology at the University of Tampa. 

He was presented his award at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay Campus by Associate Dean Ron Sutton. His mother, Denise Hall, and brother, Devin Spiering, were also in attendance.

“Sean has proven himself as a smart, hardworking, and determined leader and learner,” said Sutton. “Through his studies and involvement on campus, I saw first-hand how dedicated he is to be to becoming a successful lawyer. He deserves this recognition.”

“From day one, Sean has always been focused, determined, and has had one of the greatest temperaments,” said Hall. “He has always overcome obstacles by seeing the bigger picture and establishing alternatives to achieve the best results. I have confidence in him that he will always make the right choices.” 


About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. WMU and the law school continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.



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